A building information modeling (BIM) coordinator coordinates the process of generating and managing digital models of places; building information models are virtual files that help with decision-making during the building process. The building information modeling coordinator must be well-educated in not only the industry in which they works, but in architecture generally as well.
Building information modeling coordinators typically work in an office manufacturing, designing, reviewing, revising and implementing building information models. They also work with (and need an extensive knowledge of) the software that produces these three-dimensional building models. Aside from time spent in the office, a building information modeling coordinator also likely spends substantial time at job/build sites to inspect the project and witness progress as it happens; the coordinator can compare real-time progress to the building model plan and revise when needed.
In addition to creating, revising, and inputting business information models, the coordinator might also supervise other employees working with building information models. Therefore, it is essential they have the verbal and written communication skills to succeed in this position. Previous experience in a similar role is generally required or preferred. Additionally, BIM coordinators must work well in a group setting, as well as on their own with minimal supervision.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) Coordinator Tasks
Ensure all models are compatible and BIM data is available to all project participants.
Collaborate with the design team and other departments to identify goals and communicate procedural changes.
Facilitate construction by applying BIM and CAD technologies in the design phase.
Offer cross-team support for BIM software.